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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 10 pictures

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America is a holiday to celebrate the birthday of renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., born on 15 January, 1929. The special day continues to become more important in many people’s lives across the world. We look at some important moments in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life in pictures.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an influential figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Dr. King’s legacy has inspired civil rights activists across the world and his vision for a non-racial and equal society is shared by many.

We celebrate his legacy and look at some of we look back at some of Dr King’s most riveting moments captured on camera.

Negro integration leaders in Birmingham, Alabama, answer questions of newsmen during a recent press conference. They are, from left: Reverends Martin Luther King, Fred Shuttlesworth and Ralph Abernathy. Photo: ANP
Negro integration leaders in Birmingham, Alabama, answer questions of newsmen during a recent press conference. They are, from left: Reverends Martin Luther King, Fred Shuttlesworth and Ralph Abernathy. Photo: ANP
The civil rights leader Martin Luther King (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the ¹March on Washingtonª. Martin Luther King is on a list of 12,000 martyrs to be honored by Pope John Paul II at a special ceremony 07 May 2000 in Roe Coliseum, said Cardinal Roger Etchegaray 28 April 2000.EPA PHOTO AFP FILES/-/vn/rc/MAG01 - 19630828 - WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES : (FILES) The civil rights leader Martin Luther King (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the ¹March on Washingtonª. Martin Luther King is on a list of 12,000 martyrs to be honored by Pope John Paul II at a special ceremony 07 May 2000 in Roe Coliseum, said Cardinal Roger Etchegaray 28 April 2000. Photo: ANP/EPA
The civil rights leader Martin Luther King (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the ¹March on Washingtonª. Martin Luther King is on a list of 12,000 martyrs to be honored by Pope John Paul II at a special ceremony 07 May 2000 in Roe Coliseum, said Cardinal Roger Etchegaray 28 April 2000. Photo: ANP/EPA/AFP
 US President Lyndon Baines Johnson (L) shakes hands with the US clergyman and civil rights leader, Martin Luther KIng (C), handing him a pen during the White House signing ceremony for the Civil Rights Bill 03 July 1964 in Washington DC. Photo: ANP
US President Lyndon Baines Johnson (L) shakes hands with the US clergyman and civil rights leader, Martin Luther KIng (C), handing him a pen during the White House signing ceremony for the Civil Rights Bill 03 July 1964 in Washington DC. Photo: ANP
The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (3rd from left) and other black and white civil right leaders march 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." Photo: ANP
The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (3rd from left) and other black and white civil right leaders march 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the “March on Washington”. King said the march was “the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.” Photo: ANP
US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C), 27, and his wife, Coretta Scott King, emerge 23 March 1956 from Montgomery Court House, following his trial on charges of conspiring to boycott segregated city buses. Photo: ANP/AFP
US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C), 27, and his wife, Coretta Scott King, emerge 23 March 1956 from Montgomery Court House, following his trial on charges of conspiring to boycott segregated city buses. Photo: ANP/AFP
Martin Luther King accepts an honorary award. Photo: ANP
Martin Luther King accepts an honorary award. Photo: ANP
Dr. Martin Luther King jr. is shown at the start of the march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery to protest voter registration laws. Dr King is flanked by high ranking civle and religious leaders. Dr Ralph Bunche can be seen on the left of Dr. King. Photo: ANP
Dr. Martin Luther King jr. is shown at the start of the march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery to protest voter registration laws. Dr King is flanked by high ranking civle and religious leaders. Dr Ralph Bunche can be seen on the left of Dr. King. Photo: ANP
Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther King 09 December 1964 in Oslo where the US clergyman and civil rights leader received the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo: ANP
Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther King 09 December 1964 in Oslo where the US clergyman and civil rights leader received the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo: ANP
Coretta Scott King (5th-R) leads a ¹March on Memphisª 09 April 1968, five days after the assassination of her husband, US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King. On her right, her daughter, Yolanda, walks with her sons Martin and Dexter Photo: ANP
Coretta Scott King (5th-R) leads a ¹March on Memphisª 09 April 1968, five days after the assassination of her husband, US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King. On her right, her daughter, Yolanda, walks with her sons Martin and Dexter Photo: ANP
Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Facsimile of 20 paise stamp the Government of India has issued to honor late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo: US Embassy India/Flickr
Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Facsimile of 20 paise stamp the Government of India has issued to honor late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo: US Embassy India/Flickr

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